The glass shelf in my refrigerator just broke and shattered, it literally exploded into thousands of tiny pieces all inside of the refrigerator.
While I was cleaning out my refrigerator and getting rid of leftovers, out of date condiment jars and bottles, I noticed a glass jar of apricot preserves in the very back that I haven’t seen in months. It was on the very bottom shelf so I reached in and grabbed the jar but it wouldn’t budge. I should have stopped and taken the shelf out with the jar stuck to it right then but I didn’t.
The shelf just slips right out of the brackets, but me in my infinite wisdom, reached back in for another go at it and grabbed the jar to give it a good tug toward me. Just as soon as I gave the jar a tug I heard a shattering explosion of glass. The shelf just disappeared before my eyes into thousands of tiny pieces and scared the bejeebies out of me. So there I am holding an old jar of apricot preserves and still in shock.
Looking at the huge mess I just made, all I could think about was I wish I had a do over and wanted to kick myself. Well, it is what it is, can’t turn back time,
just turned a fifteen minute job into a costly few hours. After getting all of the tiny glass pieces cleaned out of the refrigerator with a shop vac, wiping and cleaning the refrigerator out really well, I replaced all of the drawers, brackets and shelves, except for one, of course, lol !
My refrigerator is about twenty years old and I didn’t think that I would be able to find a replacement shelf for a refrigerator that old. I was shocked when I typed the make and model number into a web search and the exact replacement part was still available for my twenty year old refrigerator. I ordered the shelf for $57.92, shipping included, and received the new shelf in three days. I installed it in the refrigerator and it fit perfectly. Now everytime I see a jar of jam or preserves I am reminded of this costly experience.